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Office Depot Expecting to Have In-store Nexus 7 Stock by July 12?

We saw the Nexus 7 shipping schedule change this morning to “1-2 weeks” in the Play store, but will 3rd party retailers receive it as early as this Thursday? According to Office Depot, they are expecting to have them in some 341 stores by July 12. Potential customers can pre-order through them starting today either online or in-store, however, if they won’t ship until Thursday, you might as well cruise into a store in 2 days and walk out with one the same day. I would recommend that you call your local OD to make sure that they have them.

If you missed our Nexus 7 review, be sure to check it out.

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  • Brent Stewart

    Haven’t called myself. But reading around it looks like the responses from Google support in conjunction with street date rumors are ALL over the place. The street date rumors I’ve seen though all seem to point to tomorrow (7/12). There’s a great unboxing video that was shared by the Nexus Google+ page which feels like a commercial more than an actual unboxing.


    One of the commenters in the post had this to say though:

    “I was going to order one from play today, however they said that I would not recieve it by the release day and it was 2 day shipping. so take it for what its worth.”

    and another

    “I called Google this morning and they said they are shipping today for the orders that were placed in June”

  • Southrncomfortjm

    FYI: Just spoke with Google about my order and the rep said it should ship next week. Here’s hoping that its actually today or tomorrow.

  • Vendager

    According to gamestop Google has put a hold on the product. So even if they had them in their backroom’s they couldnt sell them without breaking street date. However Yesterday night they had said They would be out on 7/12. Sounds like google is moving the date back.

  • Adam Lafin

    So I’m thinking these are shipping tonight….here’s why:

    I ordered today, after about three hours I realized that I forgot my apt # so I called the support number. The only solution that they could provide was to place a carrier intercept on the shipper to try to change the address or get it sent back to the warehouse. Now I’m not sure how this would be the only possible solution if it was actually shipping in 1-2 weeks???? Maybe I’m just to optimistic

    • Tom Constantineau

      I just don’t understand, you ordered today and they told you that. I ordered on the first and i’ve yet to even be charged yet…. and google wallet still says nothing besides the order was sent to google.

      • Adam Lafin

        Just checked and my card was charged, I called again and got the same answer about the shipping intercept. She said they are getting these ready to ship soon but would not say when

        • Tom Constantineau

          I just called google support and the lady said that they couldn’t cancel any orders so she would assume that they are going to be shipping really soon… same old story….frick!

  • alpine2g

    ordered tonight. Shows on my bank account as charge pending 🙂

  • ranlil

    At Staples, you also get a $35 credit towards purchases and you save shipping. about $242 for the 16.
    I’m also gonna be pissed. I ordered mine on the 27th. and no activity at my Google wallet.

  • fanboy1974

    Can’t wait to put this all behind us and get down to the real business; crackflashing. Let’s hope we have a busy weekend ahead of us.

  • Google customer support just confirmed I will be receiving my nexus 7 tomorrow. Apparently it had already shipped. I called to ask if I should buy it in the store on the 12 or not. The rep said to wait as it had already shipped a

    • Bionic

      Was your card charged?

    • Jackson

      Say something

    • bcrew5

      MORE INFO PLEASE LOL! I haven’t seen a charge on my card yet but wondering if you did?

      • My card was charged today and I called Google to ask about when it would be shipping. The rep told me they are currently putting shipping labels on them and getting ready to load them on UPS trucks. SO they are getting ready to be shipped as far as I can tell. I wouldn’t be surprised if we got them on the 12th. I’d also be happy with the 13th, just as long as I get it before the weekend.

  • I am waiting for BBuy to start selling N7. My gift cards are all ready to be traded!

  • MooleyBooleyTroll

    My card has been charged 🙂

  • Mighty Eagle

    Pre-order your Nexus 7 by July 11th, 2012 to reserve one of these limited quantity tablets. Product will ship between July 12th and July 17th. Expected delivery: 1 – 3 business days, arriving no earlier than July 13th 2012. Your credit card will be charged at shipment.


    • Bionic

      and that still includes the 25 bucks for play store and the transformer movie

  • It is amazing to read these comments. What a bunch of petulant children. ESPECIALLY you Bionic.

    Someone made a device FAR more advanced than anything you could EVER hope to make yourself. All the effort involved in extracting the materials from the earth, getting them processed, turning them into all the myriad components…and you are “PISSED” because your pre-order which gets you $25 and a free movie (whether you like it or not, it’s call a gift horse, avoid the mouth) for a device sold AT COST if not a loss, and if it doesn’t show up at LEAST the same time staples gets them, well then screw everyone, everything, shut it all down.

    Stop stomping your feet. You make me embarrassed that I ever was anxious for My Q and 7. I see the company I keep and it disheartens me.

    • Bionic

      blow me

    • Ryan Powell

      Every consumer that spends $200+ on an item deserves to know when they will receive the item. It should not be a guessing game. @comiskeybum:disqus might be a little more dramatic with his frustrations than others but we are all allowed to express those moments in an open forum. I’ve really come to love the DL community and I would hate to think we can’t express our moments of frustration without disheartening you.

  • Ryan Powell

    Google just needs to “double down” on our store credit if we all end up being the last to receive the Nexus 7.

  • Just pre-ordered one from my local Office Depot 😀

  • Bionic

    I think this website should reach out to google and ask them the tough questions. maybe that will put pressure on google to release a statement

  • EvanTheGamer

    Just called my local GameStop and they said they also heard about July 12, but until Google actually makes an official announcement as to when the Nexus 7 will in fact ship/be released in stores, then obviously disregard all dates as all are just speculations, and nothing more.

    • Bionic

      now do you see why im pissed? never question me again

      • EvanTheGamer

        Yes. It’s starting to get unnerving.

        Google should at least make some sort of statement, not just “Ships in 1-2 weeks.” I mean, the Nexus 7 is DONE right? At least I think so? So why even wait? Why not just make the Nexus 7 available right this second? Or why not right as soon as Google I/O ended?

        • Brent Stewart

          Quite unnerving. I keep having this paranoid feeling something legal is gonna raise its ugly head before they ship.

          • Bionic

            lol me to

  • Ryan Powell

    Ordering from the Play Store seems to be a disappointment so far. I’m not seeing any updates beyond when I purchased it and no pending charge on my card. I can’t see Google shipping our orders out overnight to get them in our hands first or even on the same day as these retailers. It’s not something I’m going to complain about but I can’t help but feel disappointed that I don’t even have a clue when I’ll get my Nexus 7. Simple email out to buyers from the play store with a time frame would go a long way imo.

    • Bionic

      I am beyond pissed. what good is a fuckingg pre order if you can go to a store and get it before anyone else?

      • Ryan Powell

        For me I pre-ordered because the device was exactly what I wanted out of a Nexus tablet and I didn’t want to run the risk that it did sell out enough that I couldn’t get one for a month or so after everyone else. Regardless you have a right to be pissed even if Google didn’t want to do the right thing by rewarding those that preordered they should have at least provided some updates.

      • EvanTheGamer

        Oh read a book you.

    • Brent Stewart

      Yeah it’s looking like the only perk to pre-ordering is the $25 Play Store credit.

      • Bionic

        not even, if you get it from staples you still get the 25 bucks for the play store

        • Brent Stewart

          You sure about that? I thought they said at IO that the $25 credit was limited to preorders. Not that that was what drove my decision to preorder. I like everyone else here, wanted it in hand earlier than retailers.

          • Ryan Powell

            Believe Staples listing for the device claimed they would have the credit. I never checked to verify but fairly certain that will get it as well.

          • Bionic

            yes im positive, saw it on the website itself

      • Ryan Powell

        Oh yeah. Forgot about that. That credit really was really nice of Google and worth pre-ordering for. Shame they are giving the credit to Staples buyers also (if not other retailers).

      • Jackson

        Just so you know Staples is offering the same $25

      • Jackson

        And the transformers movie

    • Christopher Carr

      I have a pending charge on my card. 🙂

  • Bionic

    I e mailed google and asked what the deal is with people who ordered on June 27th. no reply so far

  • Bionic


    • Tyler Chappell

      oh calm down! btw, I live in IN too! 😀

  • zues

    Should I just cancel my pre order and go pick one up at staples or office depot?

    • Bionic

      i dont even know if you CAN cancel it

      • JeffE

        i made an order on june 28th then canceled because i decided to go 16gb over 8gb. you have to go to the help contact page then they will call you and direct your info to someone to cancel the order

        • OhAaron

          You can’t cancel at this point. I tried yesterday to switch to a 16GB.

          • JeffE

            gotcha. i did it on the 2nd so i guess i made it before the cut

    • Tyler Chappell

      No, at this point, that would be far more hassle than what it’s worth.

  • CompCrash

    I’m going have to check that when I get in today. Also you can type the SKU in the website to see it.

  • Jackson

    Google better get us 1 day shipping/overnight from god shipping.

  • I must ask, when you guys credit __! is it because they left the name section blank or is it because they asked to have their name withheld. Or maybe __ is a real person.

  • randomdroid

    Office Depot website shows it as ‘Coming Soon’ on Tablets landing page.

  • Kizipotamus

    I’m real glad I preordered mine from Google, day one.

  • Ill take a weeks difference in shipping if I get Play Store Money & Transformers.

    • Booyah

      Staples has the same deal, ships this week and shipping is free

      • I have been owned. And Staples is out of stock. FML.

        • EvanTheGamer

          If there’s a GameStop near you, pre-order the Nexus 7 there. $50 down and you still get the $25 play store credit along with that oh so bad movie that I will not name, as well.

    • Andrew Remmers

      almost 50 bucks right there!

    • Bionic

      staples still gives you the 25 bucks for play store

    • EvanTheGamer

      SCREW that horrible movie, I just want that $25 in cold hard Play store cash!

  • Andrew Remmers

    What about Pre-Orders? Any word on that?

  • Bill Stebbins

    I’m going to be PISSED if they are in-store before my pre-order ships.

    • Jeff Tycz

      I wont be pissed but I will be a little upset the store shipments were shipped out before pre-order shipments

      • New_Guy

        Yes, but you should have written it in all caps!!!

        • michael arazan

          Gamestop is also going to be selling the nexus 7 tablet too, I haven’t checked if the preorders have started.

    • Liderc

      Still no clue why people pre-order products. They’re ALWAYS available in stores before you get them and there’s almost always some shipping problem.

      • EvanTheGamer

        Because folks want that $25 play store credit. haha

      • Javis Sullivan

        I’m typing this from my Verizon galaxy s3

        • Jeremy Morrison

          I see what you did there.

    • shopdroid

      That’s Asus distribution for you. Let’s see how many ways they screw up this release.

    • Brent Stewart

      I won’t be pissed if it’s on my doorstep the same day as it hits the store shelves. But I will be pretty pissed if it’s on store shelves BEFORE it’s on my doorstep. At that point there would be no point in preordering except to get the $25 Play store credit which I’m pretty certain retailers won’t offer.

    • Booyah

      I called Google Play and they said they’ll be shipping in the next couple days, and should arrive later this week or early next week! I called Staples and dude said that best case scenario was to get it by the 20th.

    • capecodcarl

      I don’t understand why people are so crazy about pre-ordering this thing. I went to pre-order it and Google wanted to not only charge me shipping, but sales tax on top of it. No thanks, I’ll just wait until they’re in brick and mortar stores and go walk in and buy one and cut out the shipping costs. It’s not like these things are going to sell out like iPads or anything by any stretch of the imagination.

  • I bought my Transformer TF201 from them when they were first released (preorder) and they kept their shipping date, and arrived on my doorstep on time.. Quite Impressive. Only thing I don’t like about them, is that you cannot return your tablet (they let me for some reason)

  • Oops, I’m dumb…

    • Andrew

      Same price as Google

    • JustinD2473

      $249 is the same price Google is charging. $199 for the 8gb version.

    • Liderc

      $249 is for the 16GB version…

      $199 for 8GB version

  • New_Guy

    I actually have an excuse to go to Office Depot now…

    • John


    • Well that is a first

      • New_Guy

        Indeed it is